Top 10 Best Palo Alto County Public Schools (2021-22)

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 10 public schools serving 1,497 students in Palo Alto County, IA. Palo Alto County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Iowa.
The top ranked public schools in Palo Alto County, IA are Mallard Elementary School, Emmetsburg High School and West Bend-mallard Middle School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Palo Alto County, IA public schools have an average math proficiency score of 60% (versus the Iowa public school average of 69%), and reading proficiency score of 64% (versus the 68% statewide average). Schools in Palo Alto County have an average ranking of 2/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Iowa public schools.
Minority enrollment is 9% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Iowa public school average of 24% (majority Hispanic).

Best Palo Alto County Public Schools (2021-22)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Mallard Elementary School
Math: ≥90% | Reading: ≥90%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
414 Micawber St
Mallard, IA 50562
(712) 425-3452
Grades: K-4
| 103 students
Rank: #22.
Emmetsburg High School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
205 King St
Emmetsburg, IA 50536
(712) 852-2966
Grades: 9-12
| 263 students
Rank: #33.
West Bend-mallard Middle School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
300 3rd Ave. Sw
West Bend, IA 50597
(515) 887-7831
Grades: 5-8
| 102 students
Rank: #44.
West Elementary School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
602 Call St
Emmetsburg, IA 50536
(712) 852-4485
Grades: PK-4
| 306 students
Rank: #55.
Ruthven-ayrshire High School
Math: 60-69% | Reading: 60-69%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1505 Washington St
Ruthven, IA 51358
(712) 837-5212
Grades: 7-12
| 84 students
Rank: #66.
West Bend-mallard High School
Math: 40-59% | Reading: 60-79%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
300 3rd Ave Sw
West Bend, IA 50597
(515) 887-7831
Grades: 9-12
| 112 students
Rank: #77.
Emmetsburg Middle School
Math: 59% | Reading: 58%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
205 King Street
Emmetsburg, IA 50536
(712) 852-2892
Grades: 5-8
| 238 students
Rank: #88.
Ruthven-ayrshire Elementary School
Math: 40-49% | Reading: 50-59%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1505 Washington St
Ruthven, IA 51358
(712) 837-5211
Grades: PK-6
| 105 students
Rank: #99.
Graettinger-terril High School
Math: 40-59% | Reading: 40-59%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
400 W Lost Island St
Graettinger, IA 51342
(712) 859-3286
Grades: 9-12
| 107 students
Rank: #1010.
Graettinger-terril Middle School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
400 W. Lost Island St.
Graettinger, IA 51342
(712) 859-3286
Grades: 6-8
| 77 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Palo Alto County, IA

Palo Alto County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
Po Box 58
Graettinger, IA 51342
(712) 859-3286
Grades: 6-8
| 54 students
300 3rd Ave Sw
West Bend, IA 50597
(515) 887-7821
Grades: PK-2
| 73 students

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